Board of Directors


S. Theresa Carter
President, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
Board Chair

Emmanuel T. Glover
SVP, Corporate Director of Community Development, Huntington National Bank
Board Vice Chair

Elizabeth Z. Bartz
President & CEO, State & Federal Communications
Board Treasurer

Robert E. Chess
Chief Human Resources Officer, ACRT, Inc.
Board Secretary


Leonard M. Foster
Director, Human Resources
County of Summit, Ohio

Bennett L. Gaines
SVP, Corporate Services & CIO
FirstEnergy  Corp.

Dr. Para M. Jones
Stark State College

Billy O’Quinn
Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Dr. Lakeesha K. Ransom
Vice Provost and Dean – Honors College
The University of Akron

H. Alan Rothenbuecher
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, Attorneys at Law

Nicole L. Squire
Director of Tire Test & Tire Vehicle Dynamics
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

Michael P. Trainer
CFO & Treasurer
Akron Children’s Hospital

Rob Whitehouse
SVP, Marketing & Community Relations
Summa Health